April 11, 2011
[BODY] Marko’s Tips: Hair In Between Seasons?
So April is a weird season … You’re over bundling up, feeling drab,  and are just ready for a change, but it’s not quite warm enough to  really switch it up and you’re not really sure if you’re ready to  brightening up to full on Spring/Summer since it’s still Winter/Spring  and your budget doesn’t quite allow you to go in for a little spruce up  now and then again next month. I’m going to let you in on a little  secret to bump up your hair and give it a little pop to hold you over a  few weeks until it really is season to hit that head with some  highlights.Warning:Now you must follow these directions ultra precise or risk your hair turning ORANGE!Only do this once in between professional color or you will turn ORANGE!Not following my advice will result in ORANGE hair. This is for ALL hair color and types. Items Needed: Get yourself a box of L’Oreal Dream Blonde; 8G (Sunflower Princess), 2 minute timer, shampoo, and conditioner Mix the L’Oreal Dream Blonde; 8G (Sunflower Princess)   (according to directions) … Then pour it into a bowl .. Add 5  tablespoons of shampoo and mix it up …. Now hop in the shower.. Wet  hair… Shampoo your hair with the mixture … As soon as you apply it  to head start the timer .. Work in into a lather for only 2 minutes ..  Rinse thoroughly … Shampoo and condition as you normally do. Now  you’re pumped up Be sure to tell your colorist you did this, so they are aware of it and don’t run into any problems.

Platonic Fey Contribitor Marko Tomassetti
When it comes to hair, Marko Tomassetti’s passion is working with natural pigment. He believes that hair color should be within two shades of its natural color. His philosophy is,   “it may not be your natural color, but it should look like it is.”
Marko’s professional career began in 1996 at the age of 19 when he apprenticed under Louis Licari at his eponymous NYC salon. He then moved to the Jose Eber Salon where his hard work earned   him the honor of becoming youngest colorist in the company’s history.
Marko continued his career at the famous Privé Salon where he honed and perfected his color techniques.
He splits his time between Sally Hershberger Downtown in the Meatpacking District and Sally Hershberger Los Angeles.

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[BODY] Marko’s Tips: Hair In Between Seasons?

So April is a weird season …

You’re over bundling up, feeling drab, and are just ready for a change, but it’s not quite warm enough to really switch it up and you’re not really sure if you’re ready to brightening up to full on Spring/Summer since it’s still Winter/Spring and your budget doesn’t quite allow you to go in for a little spruce up now and then again next month.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret to bump up your hair and give it a little pop to hold you over a few weeks until it really is season to hit that head with some highlights.

Warning:
Now you must follow these directions ultra precise or risk your hair turning ORANGE!
Only do this once in between professional color or you will turn ORANGE!
Not following my advice will result in ORANGE hair.

This is for ALL hair color and types.

Items Needed:
Get yourself a box of L’Oreal Dream Blonde; 8G (Sunflower Princess), 2 minute timer, shampoo, and conditioner

Mix the L’Oreal Dream Blonde; 8G (Sunflower Princess)  (according to directions) … Then pour it into a bowl .. Add 5 tablespoons of shampoo and mix it up …. Now hop in the shower.. Wet hair… Shampoo your hair with the mixture … As soon as you apply it to head start the timer .. Work in into a lather for only 2 minutes .. Rinse thoroughly … Shampoo and condition as you normally do. Now you’re pumped up

Be sure to tell your colorist you did this, so they are aware of it and don’t run into any problems.

Platonic Fey Contribitor Marko Tomassetti

When it comes to hair, Marko Tomassetti’s passion is working with natural pigment. He believes that hair color should be within two shades of its natural color. His philosophy is, “it may not be your natural color, but it should look like it is.”

Marko’s professional career began in 1996 at the age of 19 when he apprenticed under Louis Licari at his eponymous NYC salon. He then moved to the Jose Eber Salon where his hard work earned him the honor of becoming youngest colorist in the company’s history.

Marko continued his career at the famous Privé Salon where he honed and perfected his color techniques.

He splits his time between Sally Hershberger Downtown in the Meatpacking District and Sally Hershberger Los Angeles.

March 7, 2011
[BLOG] TRY STATE ART: 2011 Armory Show

Robert Greco from the leading edge men’s journal & online community Try State shares his impressions of the 2011 NY Armory Show.

Portrait painting with high technical skills ruled the interest level at this years Armory show

Overall, conservatism is back, the wow factor is gone and there were no surprises. Gallerists were comfortable displaying work that cried economic doom “the end is near”  or bold statements such as ” I LOVE YOU” in neon.

Upstairs, the modern masters, historically significant work of the 20th and 21st centuries showed little variety. There were fewer high end Galleries this year, some more noticeable than others, however, it was what was expected. 

The staple galleries showed the safe works again, in less quantity.  Rothko, Picasso, Rauschenberg, Warhol, Lichtenstein were less prevalent this year, a sign that the global economic temperature is at a stand still. 

Last year, collectors bought up the blue chip pieces in bunches and reacted to the deals that were abound. 

This year the smaller galleries and new work by living artists was more competitive. 

Technical skills were in demand with less attention paid to experimental and avant-garde. 

The standouts all seem to be realistic paintings.

The general consensus was there were more people from out of town  and they were buying smaller works, in series.

Many of the visitors were looking to the Armory show as the art world's economic indicator over the next year.

What did remain, is the sense of over stimulation

Sensory overload as all mediums converge, political messages abound, the tension of what will sell and of course the fantastic people watching.

Galleries report that the biggest sales came within the first five minutes of the fair and others reporting sales as “good” and steady throughout. 

The general feeling as that “contacts” were made which will help sustain the market the rest of the year. 

Below are images of what I felt were the stand out pieces of the show.

This article is a special guest post by Robert Greco of Try State Magazine.









 

February 27, 2011
[BLOG] Doris from Rego Park: NPR, Ghosts & Cultural Myths

Growing up within literal earshot of I-95 may of created this need for background noise. I did experience several weeks of sleepless nights after my family moved out of the urban soundscape. 

The silence that seemed to mark the nights in the rural area we moved to were deafening to this city kid.  It was during those dark nights, with no cable, a handful of CD's and my life in boxes I discovered the comforting power of talk radio & NPR.

Needless to say it started a habit of having the radio on the local public radio station when I am writing or working on my computer.  That means most of my all week long & during any free time at home on weekends is spent with NPR on all day.

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January 10, 2011
[BLOG] According to G : Olek’s World

Last summer, Polish born and New York based artist Agata Olek had an exhibit at the Christopher Henry Gallery in Manhattan entitled “Knitting is For Pus***.” 

The exhibit featured a miniature apartment in which every object inside was crocheted!  You can see a bit of the apartment in the picture below. 

The exhibit was supposed to last for one month and due to overwhelming demand it kept getting extended.  In fact, you still have a chance to see the exhibit (so go to 127 Elizabeth Street in Manhattan ASAP!). 

As the exhibit gained popularity, Olek and her unique art have been featured in magazines and on TV channels across the world.

And then she went viral.  On Christmas Eve, Olek left a gift for the citizens of New York.

If you haven’t seen this video of Olek crocheting an outfit on the bull that presides over Wall Street, you’re about to fall in love….

I had the great fortune of wearing Olek’s crocheted outfits on two occasions last year (one of those occasions resulted in a really cool photo shoot for an article that appeared in Paper Magazine) and 2011 marked occasion number three. 

Olek did an interview for Polish TV today and I was there not only to catch the action, but to be the action!

2011 is looking extremely bright for Olek and I am so pleased for her. 

She’s tremendously talented and she’s one of the coolest people you could ever hope to meet.  Just remember, this is Olek’s world and we are just living in it!

Olek’s Artist Statement:

I am crocheting a sculpture for my body, the ready-made. The “cover” completely redefines my movement and my identity – sexual, personal and cultural. Then I take the end of the twine and by ripping it apart, I start remaking it.

When the “new” suit of armor is ready I am being exposed as an object. Then I put this hand-crocheted wearable sculpture onto my body and take the end of the cord and undo the ‘cover’ again and again.

The artwork is destroyed as it is created, and created out of its own destruction.

About Platonic Fey Contributor G

Geoffrey Dicker was born with the gift of creative randomness.  His writing career has seen the release of a book of abstract poetry called “Sketches of Verbal Alchemy,” and 2 albums of pop music by singer Jim Emmons that he penned the lyrics for.  He has also designed a line of American Apparel “G-Shirts,” and when he is not attending art openings, meeting the rich and famous or standing in the front row at Rock and Roll concerts, he makes surreal paintings.

Dicker’s limited edition photography prints are for sale via IGNITE Licensing.  On the corporate side, he has worked for MGM Studios, where he managed the ultra-prestigous James Bond film library (for international TV licensing), has worked on the production side of a hugely successful reality TV  show and even picked out all the tracks for “Ultimate Prince,” a 2 disc greatest hits set by one of his favorite musicians.  He recently completed his first coffee table book of photography entitled Take It With Your Hand, and a second book of poetry called Unfinished Lyrics and is hoping to release both books in 2011

Check out Geoffrey’s amazing site A2G for great updates on the music culture that is NYC.


December 4, 2010
[FOOD] Holiday Exibitionist: Pastry Whore does Barney’s

Even though we’ve already trudged through Halloween and Thanksgiving, I’m finding it hard to believe that we’re entering the thick of the Christmas season, but here we are.

New York City completes its twinkling transformation tomorrow night when the switch is thrown on the Rockefeller Tree.

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December 4, 2010
[BLOG] STYLE EXILES: ROBIN LAVERNE WILSON, WILLIAM SPANGENBERG & MATTHEW MONOHAN

 - text & photographs by Walt Cessna NYC 10

Superb gallery daze in Chelsea yesterday at the Art Walk where I stumbled upon the beyonder sculptures & paintings by artist Matthew Monohan at the Anton Kern gallery. Also taking in the correct visuals were performance artist Robin Laverne Wilson sporting a mad plaid pant-suit & blue eyed ginger sculptor William Spangenberg, whose recent work is documented from it’s start to finish process in his new book HEARTS. 

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December 1, 2010
[BLOG] STYLE EXILES : BARNABY WHITFIELD


Fresh Horses. Pastel on paper. 50 X 70 inches

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